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  • Essay On Hypothyroidism

    My Hypothyroidism At eleven years old I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and it has affected me in many ways. This is an ongoing disorder with no cure that my mom and myself deal with everyday. My mom was diagnosed at 36 years old after the birth of her second child and before she was pregnant with me. First, Hypothyroidism is the underactive thyroid disease (American Thyroid Association). In this paper I discuss my symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment plan and how it relates to others suffering with hypothyroidism. It is extremely important for people to be aware of the functions of the thyroid and the warning signs of a problem, so they can find treatment quickly. First, the thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland on front lower portion of your neck. The thyroid is an endocrine gland that secretes hormones into the blood stream. It affects every part of the body, muscles brain, organs, heart, energy, and one’s body temperature (American Thyroid Association). An important job of the hormones is to help control the pace of one’s cells and metabolism (“Thyroid Gland”). Hypothyroidism is the disease that describes when the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones prohibiting the…

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  • Hypothyroidism Research Paper

    Hypothyroidism Tiffany Lewis Mod F Everest University Mr. Todd 7/10/2016 Abstract In this essay, I will be discussing the definition of hypothyroidism. As well as the causes of hypothyroidism and ages that it affects. The treatments for and how to help care for the people that have the condition. The condition is very serious and can cause death. I am going to talk about the effects of the condition on the human body. We also are going learn about the condition more in depth. Hypothyroidism…

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  • Essay On Hyperthyroidism

    their accessibility and convenience for the patients. It is more common to have a slight abnormality and little to no noticeable symptoms rather than the extreme indications. Typically, most patients with hyperthyroidism are only slightly hyper-, making it easy to give one of the most prescribed medications in America, synthroid, which acts as a synthetic version of thyroid hormones (Kane, 2010). There is also way to ablate the thyroid gland using Iodine-131. In thyroid ablation, the ending…

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  • Endocrine Mechanism

    enough thyroid hormones. This is a condition that is not as common in the United States because iodine is added in the salt 6. Although tumors may cause hypersecretion of thyroid hormones, but sometimes, they could cause the glands to reduce the amount of secretion of the hormones. This is due to the competition of blood supply to feed the tumors causing lack of blood supply to the glands, resulting under secretion of the hormones. Tumors could also cause tissue deaths; this could also cause…

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  • Thyroid Imbalances Summary

    Thyroid Imbalances I chose this article to summarize because I am very interested in thyroid imbalances as I was tested for Hypothyroidism. This article helped me in understanding more about why the thyroid hormones do in the body and the signs and symptoms of each condition. Hyperthyroidism is an overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disorder, which is caused from a decrease in metabolic rate and causes edema. While caring for a…

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  • Thyroid Case Studies

    both menopause and thyroid function are carried out. Once a determination has been made that thyroid dysfunction is present, treatment may begin. Treatment and symptoms vary depending on if the individual is producing too little or too much of the thyroid hormone. Hypothyroid disease produces symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism, and include “extreme fatigue, depression, forgetfulness and weight gain.” in addition to other symptoms such an irregular menstrual cycle, dry itchy…

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  • Hypertension Can Improve Your Health

    According to an article in the American Journal of Hypertension (2010), people diagnosed with hypertension should restrict their salt intake (p. 1095). However, according to Web MD we need iodine, found in table salt, for the health of our thyroid (2005-2015). As you can see, choosing the right diet can be confusing. We can also assume that diet does play a part in many of our illnesses and our overall wellbeing. So, what’s the big deal about Hypothyroidism? A few common symptoms include…

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  • Hashimoto's Disease Analysis

    Hashimoto’s Disease is a disease where the thyroid is damaged by the person’s immune system. To define it, Hashimoto’s Disease is an “autoimmune lymphocytic infiltration of the thyroid gland closely associated with the presence of antithyroid autoantibodies and often resulting in chronic hypothyroidism.”(Brier, 2009) Due to the damages that occur, the thyroid is unable to function properly. My dad was recently diagnosed with this disease. Coping with Hashimoto’s Disease brings many lifestyle…

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  • Morvan's Syndrome Case Study

    If Ellie’s thyroid is hyperactive, it is releasing a large amount of thyroid hormone, meaning a large amount of T3 and T4. A large amount of T3 would greatly inhibit the release of TSH by the pituitary gland. This may appear paradoxical, as TSH stimulates the release of thyroid hormones, but in cases of hyperthyroidism, the excessive amounts of T3 and T4 are generally not caused by elevated levels of TSH. This is, unless, the aforementioned negative feedback between TSH and T3 is disrupted,…

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  • Examples Of Negative Feedback

    The level of TSH dropping rapidly from the onset of treatment to 0.30 arbitrary unitsml-1 in week 2. Decrease of TSH continues to his lowest point of 0.05 arbitrary unit ml-1 in week 8 and after it remain low and steady. In contrast, hormone levels rise week by week with one or two slight drop. T3 is reaching his peak in week 9, 1.75 ng ml-1 wherebout T4 is 1.10 µg ml-1 in week 13.The level of both hormones steadily decline after their peak and seems that they remain stable. Negative…

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